God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life [NOOK Book]

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When you understand it properly, the doctrine of vocation--"doing everything for God's glory"--is not a platitude or an outdated notion. This principle that we vaguely apply to our lives and our work is actually the key to Christian ethics, to influencing our culture for Christ, and to infusing our ordinary, everyday lives with the presence of God. For when we realize that the "mundane" activities that consume most of our time are "God's hiding places," our perspective changes.

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God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

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Overview

When you understand it properly, the doctrine of vocation--"doing everything for God's glory"--is not a platitude or an outdated notion. This principle that we vaguely apply to our lives and our work is actually the key to Christian ethics, to influencing our culture for Christ, and to infusing our ordinary, everyday lives with the presence of God. For when we realize that the "mundane" activities that consume most of our time are "God's hiding places," our perspective changes.

Culture expert Gene Veith unpacks the biblical, Reformation teaching about the doctrine of vocation, emphasizing not what we should specifically do with our time or what careers we are called to, but what God does in and through our callings--even within the home. In each task He has given us--in our workplaces and families, our churches and society--God Himself is at work. Veith guides you to discover God's purpose and calling in those seemingly ordinary areas by providing you with a spiritual framework for thinking about such issues and for acting upon them with a changed perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433516085
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 3/22/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 383,749
  • File size: 221 KB

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 9
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Christian's Calling in the World 13
Chapter 2 How God Works Through Human Beings 25
Chapter 3 The Purpose of Vocation 37
Chapter 4 Finding Your Vocations 47
Chapter 5 Your Calling as a Worker 61
Chapter 6 Your Calling in the Family 77
Chapter 7 Your Calling as a Citizen 95
Chapter 8 Your Calling in the Church 115
Chapter 9 The Ethics of Vocation 133
Chapter 10 Bearing the Cross in Vocation 143
Chapter 11 Conclusion: Resting in Vocation 157
Bibliography 165
Scripture Index 167
General Index 171
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